In Massachusetts, state and federal judges have issued arrest warrants for the capture of Cynthia Dziurgot, a Clinton attorney who has disappeared. Dziurgot, who owes her ex-husband almost a million dollars, failed to appear at bankruptcy and probate proceedings this month. Now US Marshals are looking for her. Foul play is not suspected at this time. Her lawyer says he has not heard from her for several weeks.
Dziurgot’s ex-husband, John Farnsworth, filed for divorce from her. They were married over 10 years and separated for five months. A Massachusetts judge granted their divorce in 2008. As part of the terms of their divorce settlement, Diziurgot was supposed to pay her ex-husband $650,966 plus $100,000 in legal fees. With interest, this amount has grown.
Diziurgot filed for bankruptcy protection. Last November, she was found in contempt of the judge’s order for failing to pay her ex-husband the money she owes him and was briefly sent to Framingham State Prison in December. Her attorney managed to temporarily stay the 90-day sentence. During a number of Probate Court hearings in February, Dziurgot stated that she could not afford to pay her ex-husband.
A number of creditors have also been pursuing her over her bankruptcy cases. The Clinton attorney owns an elaborate mansion that is currently in receivership. The 21-room residence is being sold for $699,900.
Dziurgot is a well-respected member of the Clinton community. She serves on Clinton Hospital’s Board of Directors and was previously named Wachusett Chamber of Commerce’s Professional of the Year.
Massachusetts Arrest Warrants
If a judge has issued an arrest warrant issued ordering police to bring you to a Massachusetts court, you should contact an experienced Boston criminal defense law firm right away to help you deal with this. Unfortunately, outstanding warrants don’t just go away and harsher penalties can start to pile up the longer you wait to take care of this matter.